Economy Section :: Page 11

  • Economic development plan OKd

    A public/private economic sustainability outreach team of local leaders for the purpose of business retention, expansion and attraction.

  • Charitable funding shift to affect local nonprofits

    Over the past 10 years, the Morgan Family Foundation has quietly donated substantial sums of money to local nonprofits. But last week the foundation notified past grant recipients that, at least for the next several years, it is changing direction.

  • Ground broken for first stage of CBE construction

    At last Friday's groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of construction of the Center for Business and Education were, front row from left: Glenn Watts, former board member of Community Resources, or CR, developer of the project; Village Council member Karen Wintrow; CR founding member Sam Bachtell; CR board member Karl Zalar; Village Manager Laura Curliss; and Brad Beam of A&B Asphalt Corporation. In the second row from left are: Council member Rick Walkey; Jerry Gasho; Jarad Barnett of Mills Development, CR's marketing partner; Carol Gasho, past CR board member; David Kell of the Greene County Department of Development; Village Assistant Planner Ed Amrhein; Village Economic Sustainability Coordinator Sarah Wildman; and Council member Gerry Simms.

    At a recent ceremony at the Center for Business and Education, or CBE, ground was broken for the first phase of the center’s construction, the creation of the intersection of Dayton-Yellow Springs Road with the CBE’s internal roadway, Gateway Drive.

  • Solar goes dark, for now

    A field of solar panels won’t soon sprout on the Glass Farm as planned, though a local solar farm is still possible.

  • Couples purchase Xenia Ave. property

    New owners gathered at the property with their families. Back row, from left are Molly Kibbelwhite, Gabriella Kibbelwhite, Lee Kibbelwhite, Brendan Comerford, Kristy Lewis and Cecilia Comerford; front row, Lily Kibbelwhite, Ella Comerford. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Two local couples — Asanda Imports owners Lee Kibblewhite and Molly Lunde and Brendan Comerford and Christy Lewis — recently purchased the property at 228 Xenia Avenue, currently home to Sam & Eddie’s Open Books and Asanda Imports.

  • Food carts allowed, but with rules

    Foodcarts must now follow regulations which include not obstructing sightlines to existing businesses. (YS News filephoto)

    The “French fry truck” will no longer enjoy prime frontage along Xenia Avenue downtown. It was ordered not to “obstruct access or sightlines” to other businesses.

  • Senior housing off, for now

    An effort to build affordable senior housing on the Barr property downtown was thwarted last month when the project was denied its request for 2012 federal tax credits. However, project organizers consider the set-back only a delay, as they plan to re-apply in 2013.

  • Survive it, from the A-bomb to zombies

    Springs Survival Store owner Stan Hiner explains the unbeatable utility of dehydrated vegetable protein and a self-filtering water bottle in the event of an emergency. Both can be purchased at the new business, located behind Kings Yard in the former tie dye shop space. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Are you ready for the big one? Dorothy’s tornado? The earthquake that finally hits the Midwest fault? Springs Survival is your next stop — don’t make it be your last.

  • Council eyes economic plan

    Village Council members at their April 2 meeting heard a review of the recent Economic Sustainability Plan by several members of the Village Economic Sustainability Commission.

  • Yoga Springs stretches to Springfield

    Starting its eighth year, Yoga Springs is expanding into Springfield, with a new studio in the Bushnell building downtown. Shown above in the studio is business owner Monica Hasek. Yoga Springs is offering free yoga classes on the hour at its Springfield studio this Saturday, April 14, as a grand opening event. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Yoga Springs is now 8 years old and stretching out into a new old space at the heart of downtown Springfield.